They are teaching algebraic concepts in elementary school now! They don’t call it algebra, but will give an equation like: 10 – x = 6, and ask the student to figure out what x should be.

One girl said, “oh, I know this, this is algebra!”

Me: “Why do you think that?”

Girl: “Because my brother is in 8th grade, and I had to help him with his algebra homework!”

Today’s challenge problem: Can you cut a pie into 5 equal pieces, using only a compass and a straight edge? (Well, you can use a knife to cut it with, so your straight edge doesn’t get all sticky.)

2020: “Who needs 5 pieces, we’re all eating with our pod of 2!!!”

Love and virtual hugs to all my fellow podsters

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